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The Effects of Visitor Density and Intensity on the Behavior of Two Captive Jaguars (Panthera onca)

Several researchers have reported significant effects of visitor density and intensity on captive animal behavior. This study determined whether this was the case for 2 captive jaguars housed at the Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, WA. Subjects were monitored for changes in behavior as a function of visitor density and intensity. The jaguars were observed for […]

Panthera onca

Influence of nutrition on the quality of semen in Jaguars Panthera onca in Brazilian zoos

In Brazilian zoos wild felids in captivity are generally fed meat. However, considering the basic nutritional needs of the domestic cat Felis catus, beef may be deficient in calcium, phosphorus, copper, manganese, vitamins A, D and E, thiamin, folic acid and biotin. The aim of this study was to determine the influence of vitamin (A, […]

Comparison of salivary cortisol concentrations in Jaguars kept in captivity with diff exposures to public

For the most part, jaguars kept in captivity are used for educational and recreational purposes and it hasn’t been determined the different impacts that public exposure would have on these animals. In this study, we compared the salivary cortisol, one of the stress indicator hormones, in seven captive jaguars exposed to the high and low […]